Police say Nashville woman took infant on a drive-by shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville police say a woman took her infant along when she drove by a house as her brother shot at it.

The drive-by occurred late yesterday afternoon in East Nashville and police say the shooters missed. Police say Karen Samuels' baby was in the back seat of her car when shots were fired from it and the vehicle crashed into other cars as she tried to flee from the scene.

The infant girl escaped injury, despite an exchange of gunfire from people at the house. Police say there were three males in the car, including Samuels' 18-year-old brother Delvin Samuels, who officers identified as a shooter. Karen Samuels and Delvin Samuels are charged with reckless endangerment. Because of the baby's age, those are felony charges.

Police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford says the incident is being investigated as a possible gang shooting. Mumford says the state Children's Services Department took custody of the baby.

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